challenges and difficulties
Duff doubts his own intelligence and mental capacities, and he may work very hard at studies in order to compensate for this. Howard is often overly serious and disinterested in light or superficial conversation. Spontaneous communication, social give-and-take, and making small talk are likely to be difficult for him.
It may be difficult for Howard Duff to play spontaneously or just let his hair down, for he tends to inhibit that side of his by being too self-conscious and concerned with the impression he is making.
Howard may work very hard at some sport or creative medium in order to excel, for he wants very, very much to be noticed, acknowledged, and recognized as special in some way. Though he may indeed be outstanding, Howard Duff also needs to learn to relax and enjoy himself more.
His faith, optimism, and sense of possibilities are tempered by much caution, and often doubt or skepticism as well. Whatever hopes or visions Howard Duff has for his life are firmly held in check by his sense of reality. At times he may wish for more freedom, but Howard also fears it and hang back. Howard Duff may blame practical limitations or some external condition or the prevailing Authority for his own inhibitions.
He is inclined to preserve and build up his heritage. Others are attracted to him, but at the same time Howard Duff gives the impression of being unapproachable. Duff tends to hold back his feelings and is somewhat inhibited with others, especially in his love relationships.
Somewhat shy, Howard finds it difficult to relate to people and tends to withdraw from others. Since it is hard for Howard Duff to establish relationships, he would rather be by himself. Howard likes everything simple or plain and prefers a more humble and secluded life.
Now we will discuss patterns of behavior which Howard Duff instinctively and habitually reverts to when under stress - a mostly subconscious process that he is apt to over indulge in because it is so familiar and hence easy for him. The direction Howard Duff needs to follow in order to develop balance, greater awareness, and wholeness is also described.
Cultivating the qualities of empathy, gentleness, and compassion will help counterbalance Duff's deeply ingrained perfectionism and critical nature. When under stress, he is apt to try to rigorously analyze and focus on what needs to be corrected or improved, and he can easily become problem-oriented and lose sight of the big picture.
Howard Duff has to learn to relax and surrender to the flow of events without having to figure everything out all the time. He should let his feelings and intuitions flow more freely, be more flexible and fluid, use his imagination and let his dreams emerge!
It is in his dealings with money, financial security, tangible assets and possessions that he is most likely to wrestle with these issues. The qualities described above are ones Howard Duff needs to integrate in tangible ways: how he makes a living, building assets and a secure material base, what he does with the resources he has. Howard Duff should try to avoid over involvement or entanglements with other people's money matters, legal business, and personal affairs.
Howard has an inclination to gossip and spread stories or he could be the subject of gossip himself at times. His perception of partnership and family relationships tends to be somewhat unrealistic, and Howard Duff may put up a good front and pretend to have a harmonious life.
Howard Duff has a strong desire to acquire a leading position in his community. Although he is very capable of assuming leadership, Howard also has a tendency to impose his will upon others. But in spite of that, he is likely to be successful.
Some of his relationships tend to be a bit peculiar and Howard should beware of becoming involved with bad company. Howard Duff could be easily lured by others to take part in dubious or underhanded schemes.
Astrological factors in this Astro Profile section:
Saturn in Gemini
Saturn in 5th house
Jupiter Quincunx Saturn
Saturn Opposition Venus/Jupiter
Saturn Opposition Venus/Asc.
N. Node in Pisces
N. Node in 2nd house
N. Node Opposition Venus/Neptune
N. Node Opposition Mars/MC
N. Node Opposition Neptune/MC